Grundy Forest Day Loop
Hiking trail in Grundy Forest State Natural Area
The trail passes through a swampy area, then runs parallel to Fiery Gizzard Creek until it becomes Hanes Hole Falls a mile into the hike. From there the trail follows Little Fiery Gizzard upstream. The trail passes a few more picturesque waterfalls before it completes the loop.
Length: 2.0 miles
Location: 35.2512, -85.7457
We had a wonderful time hiking this short trail. The secluded ponds and waterfalls were very beautiful. There are many places to swim during the summer. The only reason we rank this four out five is because of the footing on trails. Many parts have rocky and root tangled paths not to mention very narrow paths along steep hillsides. Overall we loved it and plan on going again in the future.
What a hidden treasure we stumbled upon! My two sons (ages 17 and 20) and myself stopped at this park on the long drive home from Minnesota. We leisurely hiked the day trail in about 3 hours, stopping along the way to take pictures and get our feet wet in the streams. The waterfalls were so beautiful as well as the rock formations and trees. We only saw two other groups of hikers, so we really felt we had the trail to ourselves. The trail is not easy in some places due to roots, rocks and uneven footing, but that made it all the better because it forced us to go slowly and really take in the beauty around us. Can't wait to hike it again!